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Legion Disease / Effect On Philadelphia #44989

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 1976
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(Studio) Philadelphia hotel executive who visited Bellevue Stratford Hotel during American Legion convention in June in critical condition with Legionnaires' disease, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) officials say. City loses November convention of law admins. despite efforts by state and local officials.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Tourist and convention trade hit hard by disease fear. [MAN - says usually 10-15 minute wait to see Liberty Bell and now no wait at all.] [CARRIAGE DRIVER - says his trade down; passengers tell him they stay away because of disease.] [Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce President Thacher LONGSTRETH - says financial impact will be serious, especially if carried into fall and winter.] Most officials expect scare to blow over.
REPORTER: Brit Hume

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:10

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